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The Affair (1973)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 20 November 1973
A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Courtney Patterson
Marcus Simon
Jamie Patterson
Jennifer (as Jamie Smith Jackson)
Frank (as Pat Harrington)
Mr. Patterson
Paul Ryan ...
Frances Reid ...
Mrs. Patterson
Anna Aries ...
Annie Simon
Steve Riskas ...
Brett Ericson ...
Robert Stull ...
Anna Karen ...
Paul Pepper ...


It was love at first sight for Marcus Simon an attorney when he saw Courtney Patterson a 32 year old composer crippled by polio. Marcus tries to slowly and gently remove the emotion barriers Courtney built around herself and give them both a chance at love and happiness. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance


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20 November 1973 (USA)  »

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Love Song  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Natalie Wood was pregnant while making the movie and named her daughter Courtney Brooke Wagner after the character she played. See more »


Referenced in The Big Box: To the Devil a Daughter (2009) See more »


I Can't See You Anymore
Written by Renée Armand and Jim Gordon
Performed by Natalie Wood
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Beneath Natalie's talent
16 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ordinary TV movie that would be forgotten entirely if not for the costarring of the lead pair who had just reunited years after the end of their first storybook marriage. The film is assuredly beneath Natalie but right in Wagner's ballpark, she did it so they could work together and his feature film career was over. He offers a surface performance, she a good one although she may look the worst on screen that she ever has. Expecting during production, the baby-a daughter was named Courtney after her character, she looks bloated with a very unflattering hairdo. Still her movie star charisma shines though making this gruel better than it would have been.

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